Optimus Prime

Robot Mode Mega Robot Mode Ultra Robot Mode Vehicle Mode Base Mode Packaging Motto: "We will put out the fires of evil!"


Optimus Prime is the wise and courageous leader of the Autobots. He loves all creatures and will fight with every last spark of energy to defend the planet Earth and its inhabitants from Megatron and his evil plan of conquest and destruction. He dreams of a lasting peace on the planet and in the universe. He has battled the Predacons many times and saved countless lives. His ferocity is legendary - his anger against injustice blazes like a six-alarm fire within him.
Toy Condition: Loose, Complete, Mint Condition, With flattened box
Instructions: Currently Unavailable
Tech Spec Image: From My Collection
Toy Review:
Color Scheme:
RED! Well, he IS a fire truck, after all, so this should come as no surprise to most Americans, where red is the commonly used color for fire engines. Anyway, his "ladder" is grey, as are some of the platforms on the truck. He has some chrome accents, such as his wheel hubs, and the guns on the super robot head, which is plainly visible at the back of the truck. His front windows are translucent green/blue plastic, which helps but doesn't entirely hide the feet inside the cab. He has some white parts as well, such as his hands and arms, upper legs, and various panels here and there. Unless you hate red, you'll probably agree that this is a solid and well done color scheme.
Robot Mode:
The cab section becomes the standard robot, and it's pretty obvious from looking at his legs. His legs are essentially the front of the cab, with the windows and everything. Still, he's well proportioned and articulated, and has a great look with a stylized chest and head. It's nice that his parts are all blocky and that some of them are rounded. The other part of the vehicle mode reconfigures into a base kind of thing.
Mega Robot Mode:
Add part of his back section to his shoulders for missile launchers, and give him one of the big hands, and you've got this mode. I don't bother doing this mode because you can't make the remaining pieces in to a base or anything, so they're just laying around. It's not bad looking, but when you go can with the Ultra mode, why bother with this one? I have yet to see this used in the cartoon.
Ultra Robot Mode:
Very cool. All the parts from the back section of the truck attach to him in some way, such as big feet, shoulder pads, and a new head. While the huge ladder on his shoulder can be a little unwieldy at times, his huge feet provide all the stability he needs to keep from falling over. He loses a little poseability in this mode, but mainly only in his feet, which can no longer be moved relative to his legs. He pretty much has a whole new look in this mode, mainly due to his increased bulk, and a new chest panel and head.
Vehicle Mode:
I've always liked the European/Japanese style fire trucks, so this one is very nice. There's really not much to complain about other than the Ultra robot head being so plainly visible. To add to the coolness, the ladder can raise, rotate, and extend.
Base Mode:
I'm not sure I'd really call it a base so much as creative use of the extra parts that are lying around when he's not in Ultra Robot or vehicle mode. I've seen this in the cartoon once, which helps with playability and validity of the mode. I'm not real fond of it, but it might be a fun mode for the smaller robots to hang around on.
Not too hard. The tricky parts are getting the various extra bits of armor to stay on. Basically, the cab section separates from the back of the truck, then his legs and arms fold out from the cab front and back. You point them the right direction, slide his chest down to reveal his head, and take his feet out of the cab. To go to the other robot modes, you just attach the appropriate accessory bit to the robot in the right place.
He has electronics! Press a button on his roof (or back in robot mode) and lights flash nearby while he says one of the following phrases: "Optimus Prime, Maximize!"; "Autobots, transform!"; "Fire!" (followed by gunfire noises); and fire truck sirens. His ladder is also really cool in that it raises, rotates, and extends in vehicle mode, and has four missile launchers that can each be deployed and fired individually. Deploy them one at a time using the button on the back of the ladder for a bunch of fun. Too bad the missile don't fire when you push that same button. Oh yeah, he also merges with Ultra Magnus to form Omega Prime.
He's really cool in every mode, IMHO. I don't much like how he's a "puzzle-former" though, in that parts of him come off and are attached elsewhere to change modes. If that's not a problem for you, then there's not much else, if anything, wrong with this toy. I highly recommend this one.

Merges with Ultra Magnus to form Omega Prime!
My Pics Hasbro's Pic

Visitor Reviews

Added by: Floris on February 28, 2003
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Comments: I think rid optimus prime is a realy beautiful piece. Not one prime beats the g1 version, but this one is second best to me. In truck mode heís more than nice. The front of the truck that transforms into a little prime is great! Good proportion and possability. The end of the truck meanwhile transforms into a base. Well, iím not into bases. The only base i like is Fort Maximus, because it was big. Many transformer bases are to small to call themselve a base. Ok, enough of that. When you combine the base with the front of the truck youíll get the big robot mode of Prime... Well, this guy REALLY kicks ass! Proportion again great, colors great, possability great. One minor thing is that itís not really stabel. But on a shelf without touching it you wonít notice. GREAT MODEL, BUY IT, while you still can. Oh, i forgot about the electric sounds and noizes. Well, you can find that out yourselfs!

Added by: Leonard McCoy on November 17, 2002
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Comments: It may be hard to Transform, but the expert rank is the best!

Added by: Kaiben on October 10, 2002
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Comments: This toy rocks, and it is even better with ultra Magnus to make omega prime. The rubber wheels make it easy to move in vehicle mode and each mode is designed very well. My fave transformer.

Added by: james aka legend on October 08, 2002
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this is a great likness to the old prime and his is armed up to his eyeballs in awesome weaponray. but there are 2 things that bother me
1.u can see his head in the tower version is that thing under his auto bot symbol lol

Added by: cervsteel on September 08, 2002
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Comments: this toy is incredible!! the best obtimus that i have see

Added by: StarScreamer on August 23, 2002
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Comments: this is the best optimus prime yet! i cant wait for armada! i think the mega mode is kinda,umm, dumb, the hand looks way out of perportion! also, whats with the ultra mode's chest, its like, falling off constantly! other than that, i think this is my favorite, i have or have had every one of him, and he is my favorite charictor.

Added by: gigatron on August 05, 2002
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Comments: like i said for ultre magnus just awsome

Added by: byfesj on July 26, 2002
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Comments: extreme good toy.Ultra mode looks awesome no questions asked!!!

Added by: Victerminator on July 20, 2002
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Comments: WOW 8-O! This toy is SOOOOO Cool! The transformations R brilliant! (You guys who say ultra mode looks bad, I disagree.) I can't wait to get Ultra Magnus and merge them. Keep up the good work, Hasbro!

Added by: convoy on July 15, 2002
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Comments: this toy rocks!!! the best looking prime ever!! Even the ultra face looks cool.Base mode rules and i like the 4 misille launcher. Shoot 1 missile at a time or all at once how coll is that??!!!

Added by: Bob on May 04, 2002
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Comments: good toy I HATE THE ULTRA MODE his face doesn't look near the real prime. the mega mode is the best

Added by: Jeremy on April 23, 2002
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Comments: This toy rules!!It has the best transformation!!

Added by: Sean Coughlan on April 22, 2002
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Comments: This even beats the original Prime! All the modes rock! I wish I could give it a million out of ten!

Added by: wag006 on April 08, 2002
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Comments: I do like the basic robot mode as it looks heavy and feels chunky although the ultra mode looks like it would be more at home on an episode of power rangers.Its my first optimus since the power master prime and is quite nice apart from the "I'm a desprate actor wearing an amusing aray of cardboard" mode, only the beastie boys made that look cool.

Added by: Jeremy on March 21, 2002
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Comments: I am a OP fan and have had all of them. I like the ultra robot mode the best. I do not like the fire truck mode that much, but I think he is a good toy. My kids do like theirs alot.

Added by: Prime on March 19, 2002
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Comments: Nothing beats the original Prime

Added by: Spatula-Man on January 13, 2002
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Comments: More cons than pros. I don't like the fire truck idea. I guess I'm partvial to the original OP rig. The front and back sections come apart way too easily, and the head is too obvious. The middle robot mode is stupid, but the other 2 look nice. The ultra head/chest and the Ultra Prime head/chest come off too easily. The metallic chest scratches too easily. I've only transformed mine once into each mode and have already scraped the crap out of the chest. I don't give a rolling donut about the electronic part, either. I kept bumping the button and finally took the batteries out never to go back in.

Added by: chis on January 12, 2002
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Comments: exellent toy one problem the whole "optimus prime maximize" thing annoys the heck ot of me, so innaccurate, still a cool toy

Added by: Stin on January 05, 2002
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Comments: one of the best optimus' i've seen. only problem is that he needs better articulation(mostly in the arms and shoulders)when in super modeor as omega prime.

Added by: Donnyku on December 26, 2001
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Comments: Oh, I found a pic of his Mega Robot mode from the cartoon, but it is missing on of the hands.

Added by: Donnyku on December 26, 2001
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Comments: It is a good toy and all, but I find the Ultra Robot chest piece rather unstable and all. Every time i put it on, it falls off after about a minut. But do i really care? I think he is cooler with out the Ultra Robot head/chest piece in Ultra Robot mode.

Added by: John on December 26, 2001
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Comments: I would say that this toy is very good, exept for one thing. When I try to put him back into the truck mode, I'm unable to connect the ultra head with the rest of the toy. But all else is very cool.

Added by: taz on November 23, 2001
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Comments: Dont know if my first review showed up but..... this toy is great and all of his modes are well done. and he has rubber tires, he is cool and at a nice price too.I cant wait to get Ultra Magnus, that is one reson that i got optimus even though he is my first optimus. I think he's a better version.

Added by: taz on November 23, 2001
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Comments: he is great the best transformer i have (i had to bug my dad a little to get him.) i like the rubber tires i'm glad hasbro didin't go cheap. I like all of his modes the best mode is his ultra robot mode. He's a great toy and my first optimus.

Added by: Hiker on November 06, 2001
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Comments: Only a couple of comments to add.
I must have a bad copy of this toy, because the ultra robot mode doesn't stay together very well. Also, in 'normal' robot mode, his feet are tiny and I am afraid their ball joints will wear out over time and leave him unstandable.
On the other hand his 'base' is perfectly sized for the Spychangers! They can man the guns or use the walls for cover.
Oddly enough, I don't notice the ultra head that much in either truck or base mode, since it is a rather abstract shape and faces straight down. Maybe it's just me.

Added by: Kevin on November 01, 2001
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Comments: It's OK I guess...but the ultra robot face is too much of a giveaway. Second thing- the ultra robot chest and head piece are too hard to keep stable in ultra robot mode. Overall a REALLY good toy, and is worth the money.

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